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  • Sanctuary in Sweden: Workshop to discuss support for refugees in Malmö

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    11 September 2017

    A workshop organised by The Open University and funded by the ESRC will address the evolving challenges faced by organisations supporting refugee groups in Malmö, Sweden.

  • OU contribution to the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

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    7 September 2017

    Dr Avi Boukli, Lecturer in Criminology and Dr Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer in Politics & International Studies participated in the thematic meetings relating to smuggling and trafficking of persons at the UN in Vienna at the beginning of September. They attended the meetings and gave a spoken intervention on behalf of The Open University, based on research into private sector migration management.

  • Open University welcomes new commonwealth distance-learning scholarship students from Uganda

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    27 August 2017

    Twelve Ugandan development workers will start studying The Open University’s MSc in Development Management in November this year.  The twelve, selected in May from over 100 applicants, will be recipients of Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships which cover fees for the course and also fund face-to-face workshops conducted by Open University tutors in Kampala for each of the six modules making up the course.

  • Health and industry research contributes to changing ideas and policies in East Africa and internationally

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    24 August 2017

    Work undertaken by The Open University, with a network of African and other experts, is contributing to policy change around industry and healthcare in East Africa and internationally.

  • GCRF: pre-announcement of Autumn calls worth £16m

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    18 August 2017

    The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has made a pre-announcement of four new calls under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

  • Towards a Critical Research Agenda for Development Economics

    Previous EAEPE-Myrdal Prize winners Erik Reinert & Smita Srinivas image
    27 June 2017

    EAEPE symposium investigates in what ways heterodox perspectives can best answer challenges to development economics from critics and proponents alike.

  • Healthcare Innovations and Sustainable Development in India

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    8 June 2017

    Workshop highlights importance of cross-sectional discussions if pharmaceutical industry is to help India meet healthcare needs of all its people.

  • The Political Economy of Brexit

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    30 May 2017

    New book offers an indispensable guide to the complex threats and challenges that Brexit poses to both the UK and the wider EU.


  • Innovation Caucus

    Professor David Wield, Open University
    24 April 2017

    Professor David Wield invited to join group of 66 leading scholars helping to shape the development of sustainable innovation-led economic growth.

  • TESS-India Success at Guardian Awards

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    12 April 2017

    TESS-India's innovative approach and inspiring use of partnerships team sees off stiff competition to win the International Projects category.